Deadline is reporting that Apple have given a series order the the animated series adaptation of Louise Fitzhugh’s 1964 children’s book Harriet the Spy, with Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch and Lacey Cabert signed on to star.
Harriet the Spy focuses on an eleven-year-old who seeks to learn everything in order to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional writer.
The book was adapted into a film in 1996 by Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures, which would make $26.6m at the domestic box office in the U.S. The film marked the directorial feature debut of Bronwen Hughes and starred Michelle Trachtenberg in the title role.
The series comes from The Jim Henson Company and Rehab Entertainment, written by Will McRobb who will also executive produce alongside Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford of The Jim Henson Company, John W. Hyde and Terissa Kelton of Rehab Entertainment, and Wendy Moss-Klein and Nancy Steingard of 2 Friends Entertainment. Sidney Clifton will serve as producer and Titmouse Animation Studios will animate the series.
Beanie Feldstein (whose credits include How To Build A Girl and Booksmart) will voice Harriet, Jane Lynch (whose credits include Glee and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) will voice her nanny, Ole Golly, and Lacey Chabert (whose credits include Young Justice and Christmas In Rome) will voice popular girl Marion Hawthorne.